Sunday Morning: June 28, 2020

Jun 28, 2020

Good morning.

Today’s weather offers the anticipation of rain, luxurious rain, to encourage me to stay inside and create, to untangle, to sort through, to make sense of, to put into writing the thoughts that are waiting for my patience to simply decipher.

The newspapers (seen here are both The New York Times‘s Sunday edition and The Wall Street Journal’s Weekend edition; and online, the weekend Financial Times) present articles I am eager to explore and let my mind thoroughly peruse.

Largely, I have turned off the news during the week to enable my daily routine to be focused on TSLL, my garden, my boys and my neighborhood, and do my sorting out, making sense and reading closely the events of each week on the weekend from the sources I trust that explore deeply and from a variety of angles practicing sound journalism.

I welcomed into my home this past week the English dinnerware set from my Great Aunt whom our family sadly lost this past year (she lived a happy and much adored 94+ years) which I have always loved. I poured my first cup of tea in one of the three remaining tea cups yesterday and using it again today, I have a feeling they will quickly become my teacup and saucer of choice.

The chevril from my garden is used today on my omelette for the first time, paired with chopped chives. It delighted me to step outside and snip a few sprigs from this happily healthy plant (see the full plant in Wednesday’s post).

The croissants this morning were freshly made yesterday as I made my new batch. I cut them a bit larger this time to see if their increased size would be to my liking. I must say, speaking about the smaller sizes the recipe has yielded in the past, I do like them more petite as they are both buttery, the perfect amount of luxurious goodness, and full of crispy goodness. So we will see. This taste-testing is certainly not a hardship. 😉

Wishing you a lovely Sunday. Bonne journée.



9 thoughts on “Sunday Morning: June 28, 2020

  1. I love family China. I have my grandmothers that she bought one piece at a time. If you want to even up the missing pieces, Replacements.com is a good place to search. Enjoy 😊

  2. Respite from the news is always welcome. As Lukas Nelson put it…”Turn off the news and plant a garden”. Perfect for our times.

  3. Sounds like a lovely Sunday indeed. And how special to now be the current custodian of some lovely family heirlooms! You and the boys enjoy your cozy, rainy day, I’m off to potter about in the yard and garden as the rains have just finished with us 😄

  4. Very pretty. So lovely to inherit china. I have several pieces of china, glassware, and linens from my grandparents , mother and mother-in-law. Such a joy to have them in my life😊

  5. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. I’m jealous that you got rain. I hope it rains here. I miss it, but that’s just me. ; )

  6. I’m so glad to hear you have had china passed down. I feel like this is a lost tradition… we are so used to buying what we want, getting something new. Inheriting family heirlooms keeps history alive, family lines tight, and values what generations before us have worked hard for. There is even the side of the conversation that says this saves money and the environment. I truly consider passed down items not only a gift but a way to help the next generation forward.

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